August 24, 2008 A self-described "in the trenches" Democrat, Paul Anderson has spent countless hours pounding the pavement for local candidates in Fort Collins, Colo., a once solidly Republican enclave in a once solidly Republican state. These days, Anderson says both appear to be turning purple.
August 24, 2008 Reid is a Hillary Clinton delegate who hopes he won't be forced to vote for Clinton in Denver. He's also from the battleground Detroit suburbs, a region that will be key to deciding who gets Michigan's 16 electoral votes.
August 24, 2008 The Rev. Marvin McMickle bridges religion and politics as pastor of Cleveland's influential Antioch Baptist Church. He says he fights for fairness and justice from the pulpit. And he'll be bringing that activist verve to Denver, his first political convention.
August 24, 2008 Jerry Mondesire is a longtime civil rights leader who threw his support behind Hillary Clinton. He says he's now happy to back Obama, but wants to make sure the candidate comes out in favor of universal health care.
August 24, 2008 Cruz is a self-described "Floridian first and foremost, a Hispanic and an avid Hillary Clinton supporter." She's part of a demographic key to any presidential candidate who wants to carry Florida in the fall.
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